Outdoor commercial recreational uses including recreational camps, campgrounds, golf, archery and rifle ranges, sledding and skiing facilities and uses of a similar nature.
Commercial exhibits of historical or natural significance.
The following uses provided the owner or proprietor resides on the premises:
Automobiles, farm equipment and small engine repair shops.
Offices and/or shops in connection with skilled tradesman including plumbers, electricians, carpenters, welders and the like.
Production and/or sales of crafts produced on the premises provided mechanical or chemical processes are incidental or non-existent.
Taverns existing before the effective date of adoption of this ordinance.
Sales of lawn and garden equipment in connection with a plant nursery.
Airports, public or private.
Bed and breakfast establishments.
More than one animal unit per acre.
Fish hatcheries and aquaculture.
Artificial lakes or ponds.
Automobile wrecking yard, junkyard.
Canneries, cheese factories, condenseries, pea viners, and such other establishments for the processing, packing or manufacture of the agricultural products of Fond du Lac County as may have a nuisance factor not separable therefrom, such as the emission or affluence of noxious or odorous wastes or by products.
Telecommunications towers and structures, microwave radio relay structures and mechanical appurtenances consistent with Chapter 21: Wireless Communications Tower Ordinance of the Eldorado Town Code.
Penal and correctional institutions.
Public hospitals, when such hospital building shall be located not less than 100 feet from any lot in the R Residential District or TRD Transitional Residential District not used for the same purpose.
Public utility or public service corporation building or structures, provided that the Plan Commission shall find that the proposed location of such buildings or structures is reasonably necessary for the public convenience, safety or welfare.
Storage garage or parking lot in connection with a housing development project.
For profit music festivals, concerts and related outdoor entertainment events of 100 persons or more.
Agricultural-related, religious, utility uses that are not permitted uses, institutional or governmental uses which are consistent with agricultural uses and are found necessary in light of alternative locations for such uses.
Shooting ranges and archery ranges including related parking and buildings.
Nonmetallic mining operations.
Conditional Accessory Uses. The following accessory uses may be conditionally approved in the A-2 General Agricultural District in accordance with sec. 17.51 Conditional Uses of this Chapter.
Dimensions of Building Sites. The following shall apply in the A-2 General Agricultural District:
The minimum lot size shall be three acres (130,680 square feet).
The minimum – frontage shall be 200 feet.
The minimum lot width shall be 200 feet at the minimum road setback (or “build line”).
Setbacks. The following setbacks shall apply in the A-2 General Agricultural District:
The minimum road setback (or “front yard”) is as provided generally in sec. 17.50 Highway and Riparian Setback Requirements of this Chapter and more specifically, as the greater of 100 feet from the centerline or 65 feet from the right-of-way. All setbacks from County, State, and Federal Highways shall comply with the appropriate County and State setback requirements.
The maximum setback shall be 350 feet from the right-of-way for all dwellings, attached garages and non-agricultural structures. There is no maximum setback for agricultural structures
The minimum side yard setback shall be 25 feet for all dwellings and attached garages.
The minimum side yard setback for all detached garages and accessory structures shall be 50 feet.
The minimum rear yard setback shall be 40 feet for all dwellings, attached garages, detached garages and accessory structures.
The minimum setback for riparian lots shall be 100 feet; riparian lot setbacks shall comply with applicable county ordinance and state law.
Standards for Garages and Accessory Structures. The following standards shall apply in the A-2 General Agricultural District:
The maximum floor area for a garage attached to a dwelling shall not exceed 1,500 square feet.
There shall be no maximum floor area for detached garages and accessory structures.
Maximum Height. The maximum height for all dwellings and attached garages shall not exceed 35 feet measured from the average elevation of the finished grade at the building face abutting a road. There shall be no maximum height for detached garages or accessory structures.
Sanitary Sewers and Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems. The following shall apply in the A-2 General Agricultural District:
Where soil conditions are such as to require larger lot sizes for subdivisions of land under the provisions of ch. SPS 383, Wis. Adm. Code and/or ch. SPS 385, Wis. Adm. Code or subsequent regulations, or the Sanitary and Private Sewage System Ordinance of Fond du Lac County, then such larger lot sizes shall be considered as required by this Chapter.
The Building Permit Officer shall require a sanitary permit issued by the County Sanitarian under the County Sanitary Ordinance prior to issuing a Town Building permit.
C Commercial District.
Purpose. The C Commercial District is intended to provide space for those retail, business, service business and office uses serving the area.
Permitted Uses. The following uses are permitted within the C Commercial District:
Retail outlets including the sale of food, liquor, wearing apparel, art or photographic supplies, printing, books or stationary, sundries or notions, jewelry, luggage, florist or gifts, drugs, pets, home furnishings and appliances, sporting goods or hobbies, automotive parts, hardware and building supply establishments and uses of a similar nature smaller than or equal to 25,000 square feet in floor area, excluding adult oriented sales or services establishments.
Light manufacturing uses and structures such as packaging, bottling, storage facilities, and laboratories, provided all activities are conducted within completely enclosed buildings, not involving odor, noise, smoke or other noxious effects detectable to normal senses from off the premises.
Building trades contractor with storage yard for material and equipment on premises, provided all materials and equipment are effectively screened from view from any residential lot or public highway.
Retail, service and office uses and structures where the building or structure exceeds 25,000 square feet of floor area.
Utilities, government and cultural uses, fire, police stations.
Self-Service Storage Facility.
Any other use which the Plan Commission finds will be similar in nature, operation, and function to the uses permitted within the C Commercial District.
Site Plan Permit. Prior to the commencement of any new construction on a parcel within the C Commercial District a Site Plan permit is required per sec. 17.52 Site Plan Permits of this Chapter.
Business Permits. All new business uses as defined in sec. 17.35 C Commercial District and sec. 17.36 I Industrial District of this Chapter shall be required to obtain a Business permit in accordance with sec. 17.21 Business Permit Required of this Chapter prior to commencing operations.
Regulations and Standards. The following regulations and standards shall apply in the C Commercial District:
One off-street parking space per dwelling unit or lodging unit on the same lot or tract of land.
One off-street parking space per person normally employed on the lot or tract of land.
One off-street parking space for each 100 square feet of retail sales floor area of the establishment being served.
Dimensions of Building Sites. The following dimensions shall apply in the C Commercial District:
Where the lot is to be used solely for the conduct of a business and for no residential purposes, the minimum lot size shall be 0.25 acre (10,890 square feet); provided however, that where the installation of toilets, is required then the lot size shall be sufficient to comply with the soil absorption and percolation tests as required by relevant Wis. Stats. and the application for Universal Building Code (UBC) permit, Building permit, or certificate of occupancy shall be accompanied by such certification.
The minimum frontage shall be 75 feet.
The minimum lot width shall be 100 feet.
When an apartment or residence is a part of the business structure, then there shall be additional square footage sufficient to qualify the same under the requirements for residences in the R Residential District and subject to the alternative provisions, and the test provision shall apply to multiple family residences boarding houses and lodging houses.
I Industrial District
Purpose. The I Industrial District is intended to provide space for light and heavy industrial and long-term mineral extraction uses serving the area. All new industrial uses as defined by this section, shall obtain a Business permit as required under sec. 17.21 Business Permit Required of this Chapter.
Permitted Uses. The following uses are permitted in the I Industrial District:
Building contractor with storage yard.
Cleaning, dyeing and pressing establishments and laundries, except bag cleaning.
Knitting mills and the manufacture of products from finished fabrics.
Light manufacturing uses including bottling, packaging, laboratories and uses of a similar nature.
Manufacturing uses, including production, processing, cleaning, testing and the distribution of materials and goods, except wrecking yards and canneries. All manufacturing uses are subject to the provisions of sec. 17.36(9) Industrial Development of this Chapter.
Mining and quarrying provided that the requirements for location, operation and reclamation set out in the Fond du Lac County Non-Metallic Mining Ordinance are complied with.
Printing and publishing.
Processing, packing and manufacture of food, except meat and meat products, fish and fish products.
Repair, service and assembly of motor-propelled or non-motor-propelled vehicles, including the repair and storage of automotive accessories, except the wrecking of motor-propelled vehicles, metalworking, and welding shops.
Service establishments catering to commercial and industrial uses including business machine services, linen supply, freight movers, communication services, canteen services and uses of a similar nature.
Storage and warehousing of fuel and materials, and the storage of wrecked and dismantled vehicles, junk, explosives, or inflammable gases or liquids.
Self-Service Storage Facility.
Any other use which the Plan Commission finds will be similar in nature, operation, and function to the uses permitted within the I Industrial District.
Conditional Uses. The following uses may be conditionally approved in the I Industrial District in accordance with sec. 17.51 Conditional Uses of this Chapter:
Automobile wrecking yard, junkyard.
Canneries, cheese factories, condenseries, creameries, pea viners, and such other establishments for the processing, packing or manufacture of the agricultural products of Fond du Lac County as may have a nuisance factor not separable therefrom, such as the emission or affluence of noxious or odorous wastes or by products.
Mineral extraction operations, including washing, crushing, quarrying, borrow pits or other processing or removal of mineral resources, the erection of buildings and the installation of necessary machinery used in the said extraction and processing and the preparation of hot black top mix or ready-mix concrete, and the operation of lime kilns; provided that:
An application for a permit shall be submitted by the owner and shall include an adequate description of the operation, a plan of the site showing proposed and existing roads and drives, the sources, quantity, and disposition of water to be used, if any; estimated dates for completion of the extraction and commencement and completion dates for the reclamation; a reclamation plan, and such other information as may be necessary to determine the nature of the operation and the effect on the surrounding area.
The reclamation plan shall contain adequate provision that all final slopes around the area be flatter than 3 to 1 (3:1) horizontal slope in a sand and gravel or borrow pit operation, or in a safe angle of repose in a quarrying operation; excavation below the grade of the nearest abutting public street or highway shall be set back from said street or highway a distance not less than that required for buildings and structures under this ordinance; excavations made to a water producing depth shall not be less than three feet measured from the low water mark; all final slopes shall be covered with topsoil from the original site and seeded to prevent future erosion; the plan shall require that after completion of the anticipated operation, the area shall be cleared of all debris and be left in a workmanlike condition, subject to the approval of the Plan Commission. The reclamation plan shall indicate the proposed future use or uses of the site; however, the proposed re-use of the site for a dumping ground shall have concurrence of the Plan Commission.
Application for a permit for mineral extraction operations proposed to be located within 600 feet of a residence district, a residential subdivision or a city or village limits line, or within 300 feet of any building occupied for residence purposes or for a hot blacktop mix or ready-mix concrete plant, shall not be granted except on approval of the Plan Commission given after the public hearing has been held.
The permit shall be for a period of time as stated in the application or as modified by the Plan Commission (and where Town Board approval is required, approved by the Town Board). Modification of the application or reclamation plan may be permitted or additional conditions may be required by the Plan Commission, where such approval is required, shall consider the effect of the proposed operation and the proposed reclamation upon existing and future conditions, including street, neighboring land development, land use drainage, water supply, water pollution, soil erosion, natural beauty, and land value of the locality. The application and/or reclamation plan may be approved, approved conditionally, or rejected.